Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Who'd have ever thought that a representative of the earthy Capricorn tribe would set a new American record for living outside the laws of gravity? Not me. And yet there she is. Astronaut Shannon Lucid, whose birthday is Jan. 14, has been weightless for over five months. Even now she's high above us in the Russian space station Mir, floating free and wild like an extraterrestrial butterfly. Ms. Lucid is your patron saint for the next two weeks. Aspire to achieve some measure of her frothy liberation.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): "Lead us not unto temptation," says the supplicant who recites the Lord's Prayer, "and deliver us from evil." Though that's usually not a bad approach to asking for God's help, I'd avoid it now if I were you. There are mysteries afoot that will make it irrelevant. Believe it or not, here's this week's version of divine law: That which leads you unto temptation will ultimately deliver you from evil.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): A thermos keeps hot things hot and cold things cold. How does it know the difference? A skilled parent has an intuitive knack for knowing when to set limits for her child and when to let the child go wild. How does she attain such a knack? A smart lover knows how to play both hard to get and easy to get -- without being egotistically attached to either strategy. How is it possible to acquire such grace? These are your meditations for the week ahead.